CIVIL VS. CRIMINALCITATIONS
CIVIL TRAFFIC INFRACTION
(Example: Speeding Ticket)
RESPOND WITHIN FIFTEEN (15) DAYS
If you fail to respond, the infraction will be found committed, and an additional penalty may be imposed and sent to collections. The DOL may suspend your license.
When responding, choose ONE:
1.) Pay the ticket.
2.) Request a mitigation hearing. You want to explain the circumstances and ask for a reduced fine.
3.) Contested Hearing. You believe that you did not commit the infraction.
MITIGATION BY MAIL : Fill out the form and follow the instructions.
(Example: Theft, Suspended LIcense, etc.)
If you have been issued a criminal ticket it is a Mandatory Court Appearance.
If the Mandatory Court Appearance is marked you must appear on that date and time. Assault 4th Degree D.V. and D.U.I.'s are Mandatory Court Appearance's that an officer will give to you with the date and time already on the ticket.
If you fail to respond within the allotted time; a warrant may be issued for your arrest and the Department of Licensing notified of your failure to appear.